FutureFocus January 17, 2018: New Voluntary Bundled Payment Model: Impact To Post-Acute Providers

Lisa Remington

In this week's FutureFocus, we address the new voluntary bundled payment model and the impact to post-acute providers. Participants may receive payments on 32 different clinical episodes. Medicare-enrolled or not Medicare enrolled providers or suppliers may participate. We provide the details. In another article, the American Hospital Association comments on MedPAC's proposal for changes to post-acute payments and their concerns with moving this forward. 

Lisa Remington, President, Remington Health Strategy Group

New Company CEOs Named

ComForCare Names New CEO

ComForCare Health Care Holdings LLC has named Steven Greenbaum as the home care franchisor’s new CEO. Greenbaum will serve as co-CEO with ComForCare At Your Side Home Care founder Mark Armstrong during a brief transition period, after which Armstrong will become chairman of the board.

ComForCare, which has 200 franchised locations in the U.S., Canada and the U.K., conducted a national search for a new CEO before selecting Greenbaum to execute its strategic growth plan. Last year, The Riverside Company invested in ComForCare to gain entry into the home care industry, a space that is experiencing significant growth.

ComForCare is a premier provider of in-home care with 200 independently owned and operated locations in the U.S., Canada and the U.K., helping older adults live independently in their own homes and continue to do all the things they love. 

Cerner Corporation Names Brent Shafer CEO, Chairman

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cerner Corporation (Nasdaq:CERN) announced that it has appointed Brent Shafer as its CEO and chairman of the board of directors, effective February 1. Previously CEO of Philips North America, Shafer oversaw the largest market of global technology provider Philips.

Cerner Co-Founder Cliff Illig, who has served as interim CEO and chairman of the board since July 2017, will resume his role as vice chairman of the board, effective February 1.

Cerner’s health information technologies connect people, information and systems at more than 27,000 provider facilities worldwide.